1964–65 FDGB-Pokal

The 1964-65 season saw the 14th competition for the FDGB-Pokal, the East German national football cup.

1964–65 FDGB-Pokal

In a qualification round played on 2 August 1964, the 32 teams of the second-tier DDR-Liga of the past season and 28 finalists of the Bezirkspokal competitions faced each other. Empor Neustrelitz and ASG Vorwärts Neubrandenburg were cup finalists as well as DDR-Liga members. The 14 DDR-Oberliga clubs joined the competition in the second round on 1 November 1964, and BSG Motor Steinach, SG Dynamo Dresden as well as SC Dynamo Berlin were already eliminated there. No Bezirkspokal finalist was left by the third round, and three of the four remaining DDR-Liga sides (ASG Vorwärts Cottbus, ASG Vorwärts Neubrandenburg, Motor Dessau, SC Chemie Halle) were eliminated in the third round. Dessau forced a replay on Chemie Halle, but then lost 0–3.[citation needed]

While last year's finalist SC Leipzig was eliminated in the quarterfinals by SC Motor Jena, title holders Aufbau Magdeburg reached the final again. Two quarter finals were decided on extra time, DDR-Liga side Chemie Halle forced a replay on Oberliga side Motor Zwickau in the quarter final and surprisingly beat Zwickau 2–0. Only in the semi finals was Halle's high stopped.[citation needed]

Qualification roundEdit

Matches played on 2 August 1964.

Home team Away team Result
BSG Chemie Bitterfeld SC Chemie Halle 0–3
BSG Motor Hennigsdorf SC Potsdam 3–4 a.e.t.
BSG Aufbau Jüterbog TSC Berlin 3–2 a.e.t.
BSG Aktivist Laubusch SC Cottbus 0–1
SG Dynamo Adlershof BSG Motor Dessau 0–2
TSG Wismar ASK Vorwärts Rostock 4–3
BSG Einheit Gersdorf SG Dynamo Hohenschönhausen 1–4 a.e.t.
SG Adlershof Berlin BSG Motor Köpenick 0–1
BSG Traktor Lassan BSG Motor Wolgast 2–3
ZSG Seifhennersdorf SC Einheit Frankfurt/Oder 1–3
BSG Rotation Blankenstein BSG Wismut Gera 0–1 a.e.t.
BSG Empor Wurzen SC Fortschritt Weißenfels 2–3
ASG Vorwärts Beetzendorf SG Dynamo Eisleben 1–4
BSG Wismut Gera II BSG Aktivist Karl-Marx Zwickau 1–5
BSG Einheit Reichenbach BSG Motor West Karl-Marx-Stadt 3–1
BSG Fortschritt Spremberg BSG Motor Bautzen 2–3
BSG Motor Oberlind ASG Vorwärts Leipzig 1–8
BSG Motor Breitungen BSG Motor Eisenach 0–2
BSG Aktivist Zwenkau BSG Chemie Zeitz 0–1
BSG Lokomotive Halberstadt BSG Stahl Eisleben 7–0
SG Dynamo Eisleben II BSG Chemie Wolfen 0–2
BSG Verkehrbetriebe Demmin BSG Einheit Greifswald 2–3 a.e.t.
BSG Empor Neustrelitz ASG Vorwärts Neubrandenburg 0–7
BSG Lokomotive Frankfurt/Oder BSG Stahl Eisenhüttenstadt 3–3 a.e.t.
BSG Stahl Finow SC Frankfurt/Oder 2–2 a.e.t.
BSG Fortschritt Apolda BSG Motor Weimar 1–1 a.e.t.
SG Dynamo Dresden II BSG Stahl Riesa 4–4 a.e.t.
BSG Einheit Breitenbach SC Turbine Erfurt 0–2 a.e.t.
BSG Chemie Veritas Wittenberge SG Dynamo Schwerin ?–?
BSG Lokomotive Wittenberge BSG Turbine Magdeburg ?–?


Home team Away team Result
BSG Stahl Eisenhüttenstadt BSG Lokomotive Frankfurt/Oder 6–1
SC Frankfurt/Oder BSG Stahl Finow 6–1
BSG Motor Weimar BSG Fortschritt Apolda 1–0
BSG Stahl Riesa SG Dynamo Dresden II 5–1

Byes: ASG Vorwärts Cottbus, BSG Stahl Lippendorf

First roundEdit

Home team Away team Result
SG Dynamo Eisleben SC Turbine Erfurt 1–0
SC Fortschritt Weißenfels SC Chemie Halle 1–3
BSG Chemie Zeitz SC Potsdam 3–2
BSG Einheit Greifswald ASG Vorwärts Neubrandenburg 0–3
SG Dynamo Schwerin BSG Turbine Magdeburg 0–1
BSG Motor Wolgast TSG Wismar 2–4
SG Dynamo Hohenschönhausen BSG Lokomotive Halberstadt 0–1 a.e.t.
BSG Motor Dessau SC Frankfurt/Oder 7–1
SC Cottbus BSG Aufbau Jüterbog 2–0
BSG Motor Eisenach BSG Motor Weimar 2–1
BSG Aktivist Karl-Marx Zwickau BSG Einheit Reichenbach 3–0
ASG Vorwärts Leipzig BSG Stahl Lippendorf 1–0 a.e.t.[1]
BSG Motor Bautzen ASG Vorwärts Cottbus 1–2
BSG Wismut Gera SC Einheit Dresden 2–1
BSG Stahl Riesa BSG Stahl Eisenhüttenstadt 5–0
BSG Chemie Wolfen BSG Motor Köpenick Berlin 0–0 a.e.t.

^ Match played in Altenburg.


(played on 24 September 1964)

Home team Away team Result
BSG Motor Köpenick Berlin BSG Chemie Wolfen 1–0[1]

Second roundEdit

Matches played on 1 November 1964.

Home team Away team Result
SC Chemie Halle BSG Motor Steinach 6–0
BSG Wismut Gera SC Aufbau Magdeburg 1–2
BSG Chemie Zeitz BSG Motor Zwickau 2–3
SC Cottbus SC Neubrandenburg 0–2
TSG Wismar SC Empor Rostock 0–2
ASK Vorwärts Leipzig SC Leipzig 0–4
BSG Turbine Magdenburg BSG Motor Dessau 0–1
BSG Lokomotive Halberstadt SC Karl-Marx-Stadt 1–2 a.e.t.
ASG Vorwärts Cottbus SG Dynamo Dresden 2–1 a.e.t.
BSG Stahl Riesa BSG Chemie Leipzig 0–1
ASG Vorwärts Neubrandenburg SC Dynamo Berlin 1–0 a.e.t.[2]
SG Dynamo Eisleben BSG Lokomotive Stendal 2–3
BSG Aktivist Karl-Marx Zwickau BSG Wismut Aue 1–1 a.e.t.
BSG Motor Köpenick ASK Vorwärts Berlin 1–1 a.e.t.
BSG Motor Eisenach SC Motor Jena 0–0 a.e.t.

^ Match played in Waren.


Home team Away team Result
BSG Wismut Aue BSG Aktivist Karl-Marx Zwickau 6–1
ASK Vorwärts Berlin BSG Motor Köpenick Berlin 0–0 a.e.t., c[2]
SC Motor Jena BSG Motor Eisenach 3–0

Third roundEdit

Matches played on 12 December 1964.

Home team Away team Result
SC Empor Rostock SC Motor Jena 0–1
BSG Chemie Leipzig ASK Vorwärts Berlin 3–1
BSG Motor Zwickau ASG Vorwärts Cottbus 3–1
SC Leipzig ASG Vorwärts Neubrandenburg 5–2
BSG Lokomotive Stendal BSG Wismut Aue 2–5
BSG Motor Dessau SC Chemie Halle 2–2 a.e.t.
SC Neubrandenburg SC Aufbau Magdeburg 1–1 a.e.t.


Home team Away team Result
SC Chemie Halle BSG Motor Dessau 3–0
SC Aufbau Magdeburg SC Neubrandenburg 2–0


All matches played on 31 March 1965.

Home team Away team Result
SC Karl-Marx-Stadt SC Aufbau Magdeburg 2–4 a.e.t.
BSG Wismut Aue BSG Chemie Leipzig 1–0
SC Motor Jena SC Leipzig 3–1
SC Chemie Halle BSG Motor Zwickau 0–0 a.e.t.


Match played on 7 April 1965.

Home team Away team Result
BSG Motor Zwickau SC Chemie Halle 0–2


Matches played on 2 May 1965.

Home team Away team Result
SC Chemie Halle SC Motor Jena 0–1
SC Aufbau Magdeburg BSG Wismut Aue 4–2 a.e.t.



SC Aufbau Magdeburg2 – 1
(0 – 0)
SC Motor Jena
Walter   82'
Hirschmann   89' (pen.)
Helmut Müller   65'
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Wolfgang Riedel (Falkensee)
GK   Hans-Georg Moldenhauer
FB   Rainer Wiedemann
FB   Günter Fronzeck
FB   Manfred Zapf
HB   Günter Kubisch
HB   Ingo Ruhloff
LW   Hermann Stöcker
IF   Günter Hirschmann
CF   Joachim Walter
IF   Wolfgang Seguin
RW   Wilfried Klingbiel
  Ernst Kümmel
GK   Harald Fritzsche
FB   Diethard Stricksner
FB   Peter Rock
FB   Siegfried Woitzat
HB   Heinz Hergert
HB   Heinz Marx
LW   Rainer Knobloch
IF   Helmut Müller
CF   Peter Ducke
IF   Dieter Lange
RW   Roland Ducke
  Georg Buschner

Match reportEdit

The 14th FDGB-Pokal final saw the meeting of holders SC Aufbau Magdeburg and SC Motor Jena, then second in the DDR-Oberliga table. Due to their better league position, most experts favored Jena to win the match, with Magdeburg lying on a mere 7th place. But neither team was willing to adhere to these prognoses. While Magdeburg took the initiative and attacked relentlessly from the start, Jena could not force their usual passing play onto their opponents. Impressed by Magdeburg's offense, Jena withdrew to their own half, looking nervous and hesitating, the number of mistimed passes increasing. On the other side, Magdeburg had many opportunities to score, especially Klingbiel and agile forward Walter put Jena's defense under intense pressure. But all their play was too hasty, some nervousness was felt on Magdeburg's side as well. With the half-time score tied at nil-all, the title holders continued to control the match, with Stöcker gaining scoring opportunities by the minute, but no goal was scored. In the 65th then, Jena surprisingly scored: Lange outplayed Zapf and crossed into the penalty box where Müller hit a direct volley into the far corner. Magdeburg manager Kümmel reacted immediately, putting his right defender Wiedemann into the forward position occupied by Hirschmann and urging his team to keep on attacking. Jena tried to hang on to their narrow lead, but got pushed back into a defensive position again. In the end, Magdeburg were rewarded for their initiative, even though the reward came in the shape of two controversial goals. In the 82nd, Magdeburg's Walter scored off a header after seizing a misunderstanding between Jena's defender Stricksner and their goalkeeper Fritzsche, but most experts held Walter had been offside. In the last minute of the match, Jena's Marx had the bad luck of missing the ball and instead hitting Stöcker's knee inside the penalty area. Hirschmann's low shot off the penalty mark meant Magdeburg's victory. Jena's protest that Marx had indeed played the ball went unheard. While Magdeburg celebrated successfully defending their cup title, Jena bemoaned the referee's and their own performance. Günter Schneider, vice-president of the DFV summed it up: "I am disappointed by this match. Jena can play much better. You have to give Magdeburg their due for their morale. Altogether however, this match was not great advertising for football."[3]


  1. ^ "ASK unterlag 1:2". Berliner Zeitung (in German). Vol. 20, no. 265. 25 September 1964. Ein Kopfball-Tor Sturmhoevels 12 Minuten vor Schluß sicherte Motor Köpenick gestern im FDGB-Pokal-Wiederholungsspiel gegen Chemie Wolfen den 1:0-Sieg.
  2. ^ "Los für Vorwärts" [Drawing of lots favor Vorwärts]. Neues Deutschland (in German). Vol. 19, no. 313. 12 November 1964.
  3. ^ "none", Deutsches Sportecho, Deutscher Turn- und Sportbund (published 10 May 1965), vol. 19, 1965, OCLC 225373051